Week 49 Day 7
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Lamentations 4:17 Still our eyes failed us. Watching vainly for our help; In our watching we watched for a nation that could not save us.
Remember the old song, Looking for love in all the wrong places? The nation of Israel was looking for salvation in one of the neighboring nations as the Babylonians were busily destroying them right on their own doorstep. If you know anything at all about that period of history the whole idea of conquest, while not new came down to the same thing humankind has fought for and over since the dawn of time. “I’ve got mine, and now I want yours.” The Israelites had succumbed in their arrogance and sloth to the idea that human alliances would be the source of their deliverance. How wrong they were. God allowed them to be carried off and held in the sway of the Babylonians for seventy years.
Stupidly, people today who have been brought up in the mile wide and inch deep Christianity practiced in the West today have never taken root in Christ and now look to international alliances to be the deliverance of a totally retrograde culture that is about to crash on the rocks of oblivion.
The solution to this calamity is, as it has always been, to REPENT. To fall to our knees, to get on our faces and to seek the forgiveness found only in Jesus the Christ of God. Repent of our arrogance, our self-sufficiency, repent of our lust and greed. And our desire to control the lives of others.
Blessed Savior; Forgive me now. Help me to find Your strength.